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  1. I like to think this is an attempt at a large-scale inside job.  Insiding the alpha tribe is nothing compared to insiding an entire server. It'd be pretty fun to ban everyone and then just go around looting all the bases.

  2. 14 hours ago, Hondohtk said:

     ya real skill needed. 

     Tool 

     

    No need for name-calling, I'm not the one who took all your stuff. 

    By all means, go inside an established tribe and then come back and tell us how easy it was. 

  3. Insiding is awesome.  It's a very effective tactic which requires a much different skillset than simple combat or raiding.  I'm a big fan and very happy that it's a part of the game.  Kudos to the enterprising folks who pull it off successfully. 

     

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  4. On 6/10/2020 at 1:09 PM, Lobsterbrains said:

    Give me the fee any day, running your own server is nowhere near the same as oficcial servers.

    And for every player who ponied up the fee, another would stop playing because they don't like Ark enough to pay for it.  Now there are fewer players on your servers paying the bills.  Now people are leaving because there's less population.  Servers still need to be maintained to satisfy the players who are left, time to raise fees to cover those costs.  Now those folks don't want to pay twice as much to play, so down go the servers.  But hey, the game was glitch-proof for 90 days.

     

     

     

  5. 9 hours ago, Rovingmale said:

    How about you don’t put something online that doesn’t work. That’s sounds about F-in right.

    Fair enough.  What kind of solution would you suggest? 

    A team of people to sink thousands of hours into making everything work perfectly?  Gonna cost money.  You prepared to start paying a monthly sub fee?  May as well run your own server if you have to pay, right?

    The only other option would be to offline the servers.  The thunder from the players would echo through these corridors like the gusts of a thousand winds.

    Seems like the option that doesn't cost the players any money and doesn't cost the company a bunch of customers is the option we have now. Almost like a compromise, isn't it?

     

     

  6. If you walk into the woods and yell "Hi bear!", does the bear stand up and roar back?

    If you hide your base well and don't talk in global, most of the server won't even know you exist until the day you take their stuff.

  7. Of my 4 main strategies for defense, only one is based around game mechanics. 

    It's like thinking that your car's safety features mean it's OK to get wasted and drive 100 mph on the wrong side of the road.  Don't do those 3 things, and chances are you'll be fine.

  8. 1 hour ago, LE4SoDeadly said:

    Was thinking about this my self recently currently the ark meta is solely aimed at the 10% who never log off. But no game should cater for such small numbers.

    There’s not a base on this game that carnt be offlined in hours and if you don’t believe just go to any of the big tribes  On any server and ask them about there offline window ...it will Be zero.

     

    A turret tower with 100 turrets on capped should be next to unshakable ....that’s endgame. But on this game you need five four racer and a tek tapey to destroy what is the Maxium achievable offline defence in minutes.

    People aren't getting crushed by game mechanics.  They're getting crushed by people.

    In pretty much every endeavor throughout the history of man, the person who's willing to work harder, sleep less, spend more, sacrifice more, learn more and bring more manpower will usually come out on top. You can change the rules of the game all you want, those folks will adjust their strategy and continue kicking the crap out of everyone.

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  9. 8 hours ago, Joebl0w13 said:

    Or you just intend on irritating people. Which seems to be the growing consensus. 

    lol "growing consensus", huh?  You got a poll goin' somewhere?

    If my intent was to irritate people, Joe here would have me banned in an hour.  If folks can stifle their indignity long enough to make it past a little sarcasm, they'll see I'm usually trying to help by sharing some insight into how business works with those who don't yet have that experience, or to point out that the problem in question is a relatively easily avoided one.

     

     

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  10. 3 hours ago, Spiral3 said:

    The person constantly telling everyone how they have no problems because they play on the only platform with mods is accusing others of being entitled.  That's raptoring rich.

    Let's be accurate here.  When I'm reporting "no problems here", it's generally regarding complaints about the lack of support on official servers. In which case, it's an accurate statement.  I never said I didn't have the problem with hatchlings starving.  I've had it happen many times.  The first time, I researched the issue and learned why it happens. The second, third and fourth time, I groaned and blamed myself because I know better. 

    What I didn't do is hop on the forums and cry about how WC isn't giving me my money's worth for a toy that's cost me about $0.006 per hour so far.

  11. 2 hours ago, Fukushu said:

    SMP, you play on private pvp, where admins and community made mods fix your issues and you always come back to denounce everyone making solid complaints about a game which is 4+ years old, had multiple addons each worth 20-30$, while the base game still costs 50$ on steam without any addons. 

    I hope that everyone realizes that you are just a major troll on this forum and that your opinions on official server matters shouldn't be taken serious by anyone on here.

    If my comments irritate you, perhaps it's because they hit a little too close to home?  I'm assuming you have a similar mindset to the entitled and inexperienced players I'm unabashedly vocal in my criticisms towards.

    Never been a fan of trolling, burns too much gas.  I'm more of a bait soaker, myself.

  12. 1 hour ago, Fukushu said:

    @BertNoobiansI don't think that the broken stuff will or can ever be fixed. They probably have no clue what the issue is or don't have a solution. It also could be that a solution would require too much investment.

    Completely unacceptable.  People have funneled $30 and thousands of hours of their life into building jerboa plantations, Wildcard should stop caring whether or not they can pay their bills and start providing the perfect experience we're all entitled to.

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  13. When I want a new server, I use arkservers.net.  I search by keyword "wiped" cause I usually like to get in right after a restart (unless I'm in the mood to immediately start messing with established tribes). Then I sort the search results by population to make sure there will be plenty of people to "borrow" stuff from.  Then I just look for the taming rates and map I like. 

    Using this method, I haven't had any trouble finding acceptable servers to play on.  There's always something I don't like, a bad food/water setting, ORP enabled, a little more lag, etc. but I don't expect to find a perfect one anyway.

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